At SGIA this week in Las Vegas, Screen will make the North American launch of its Truepress Jet W3200UV HS (standing for High Speed), which nearly doubles the throughput of the company’s existing W3200UV flatbed inkjet machine.
The moving-table printer reaches a top speed of 1,614 square feet per hour. Launched in 2013, the Truepress Jet W3200UV reached a top speed of 914 square feet per hour. Users of the older system can upgrade to the HS model in the field. The 14-picoliter print heads on the HS model feature silicon nozzle plates that are liquid cooled.
The new machine, like its predecessor, features pop-up register pins, auto-cleaning heads, and a head-crash detection system. The 62.9 x 125.9-inch-wide flatbed table is driven by magnetically encoded linear motors and, according to Screen, is capable of printing directly to lenticular lenses. The Truepress Jet W3200UV HS features six colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan and light magenta) plus two white ink channels. It has 48 colour heads and 16 white heads. Image quality and colour management are controlled via the Wasatch SoftRIP.
In September, Screen announced the arrival of a new generation TruePress Jet 520 HD sheetfed inkjet press for transactional, direct mail and book printing markets. The redesigned Truepress Jet520HD features a new paper transport, new drying techniques, new print heads and new screening technologies that make the most of new wide-gamut inks. Truepress Jet520HD reaches speeds of up to 50 metres per minute with a resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi, while the fastest speed is 120 metres per min at a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi. The system’s new Ricoh print heads provide variable size droplets. It also uses new high-density ink that, according to Screen is very close to the standards used in offset printing.
The new Truepress Jet520HD can print on material from 40 gsm to 250 gsm. Truepress Jet520HD can also include an optional inspection unit based on Screen's JetInspection system that checks the entire page and compares the printed result to the RIP data. The new press is driven by a new version of Equios software with new features like In-RIP Smart Imposition, ICC Profile Editor and Spot Colour Editor.